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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Thousands Are Killed By Ibuprofen Every Year

Ibuprofen is a non-prescription drug that falls into the category of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). According to a recent article published in The Lancet, an independent, international weekly general medical journal founded in 1823, one of the side affects includes death.

Dangerous side affects of ibuprofen

The Lancet published a report by Reuters, an international news agency headquartered in London, England, that investigated the side affects of using ibuprofen. The report stated that “Long-term high-dose use of painkillers such as ibuprofen or diclofenac is ‘equally hazardous’ in terms of heart attack risk as use of the drug Vioxx, which was withdrawn due to its potential dangers, researchers said.”

Other reports have stated that "The entire category of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) appears to have this under-recognized dark side; cardiovascular disease and cardiac mortality score highest on the list of over 100 unintended adverse health effects associated with their use.” A similar drug, Vioxx, was recalled by the FDA in 2004 after it caused nearly 30,000 excess cases of heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths from 1999-2003.

In addition to cardiovascular disease and cardiac mortality, ibuprofen has been linked to other adverse health effects, including:

  • Miscarriage
  • Anemia
  • DNA Damage
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hypertension
  • Influenza Mortality

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